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Houston cop relieved of duty for sending speeding tickets in mail

Houston - The Houston Police Department is conducting an internal investigation regarding the ticket-writing habits of a senior police officer after a local news team began sniffing about and asking him about his roadside behavior.

Suspects in Marin County slaying may have killed woman in SF park

San Francisco - San Francisco police suspect three drifters in custody in the shooting of a Marin County yoga teacher of killing a young Canadian woman last week in the city's famed Golden Gate Park.

India protests to Saudi after maid's hand chopped off

New Delhi - India said Friday it had lodged a protest with authorities in Riyadh after a maid from Tamil Nadu allegedly had her hand chopped off by her Saudi employer for complaining about her work conditions.

Pistorius release delayed as victim's family to be consulted

Pretoria - The South African parole board on Friday again postponed a decision on whether to release Oscar Pistorius, saying that it would consult the family of his girlfriend whom he shot dead two years ago.

New S. African parole meeting to decide on Pistorius's release

Johanesburg - The South African parole board will meet Friday to reconsider whether to release Oscar Pistorius in the latest stage of a lengthy battle over the length of his jail sentence.

Counterfeit semiconductor trafficker sentenced

Peter Picone, a confessed counterfeit semiconductor trafficker, has been sentenced by a U.S. court for sending counterfeit semiconductors to the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Connecticut.

Is a serial dog killer on the loose in Mexico City?

- The sudden deaths of several dogs after walks in a popular Mexico City park has raised fears that a serial canine killer is on the loose, poisoning unsuspecting pets.

Pittsburgh man charged in infant's death

Pittsburgh - Police have charged a Pittsburgh man with the death of his five-week-old infant who according to one witness, described his infant as "a psycho baby and does nothing but cry all the time."

Canadian man killed by arrow

Kitchener - A 60-year-old man out for a morning walk was killed by an arrow shot into his chest. Police are continuing to search for clues.

Op-Ed: Lenient sentence for drunk driver who killed is a crime in itself

The drunk driver who took the lives of Jayantha Wijeratne and his daughter Eleesha on a highway near Toronto 3 years ago was sentenced Tuesday. What did he get for destroying two people, and breaking the hearts of their family and friends? Not enough.

Turkey arrests six over 'minting coins for IS'

Istanbul - Turkish authorities on Wednesday arrested six suspected members of the Islamic State (IS) extremist group on suspicion of trying to illegally mint coins for use in areas controlled by the extremists in Syria.

Model files sexual assault suit against Bill Cosby

Los Angeles - A 25-year-old model filed a lawsuit against disgraced US comedian Bill Cosby alleging he sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008.

Four held in Australia over terror shooting

Sydney - Four people were arrested in Australia on Wednesday over the terror-linked murder of a police employee after coordinated raids by more than 200 officers on properties across Sydney.

Texas executes man over deadly $8 robbery

Washington - The state of Texas executed a death row inmate convicted of fatally shooting a man in 1998, after robbing his victim of eight dollars.Juan Garcia, 35, was pronounced dead at 6:26 pm local time (2326 GMT), a prison system spokeswoman told AFP.

Op-Ed: Pentagon intelligence official indicted in covert weapons deal

In the pantheon of shady deals, things just don't get much shadier than this. Senior Navy intelligence official David W. Landersman has been indicted on charges of alleged theft and conspiracy.

Ontario man, 60, shot dead by bow and arrow, police seek killer

Police in Kitchener, Ontario say a 60-year-old man has been shot dead by an arrow. It happened early Monday morning in what is being described as a normally safe neighbourhood.

Mexico offers rewards for arrests in 43 missing case

- Mexican authorities offered Tuesday a total of $500,000 in rewards for the arrest of a fugitive former police chief and four other suspects sought over last year's disappearance of 43 students.

U.S. boy, 11, kills girl, eight, over puppy

White Pine - A simple childish spat over a puppy led an 11-year-old boy to shoot and kill his eight-year-old neighbor in the US state of Tennessee, the girl's grieving mother said.

School massacre thwarted, how did it happen? Special

Sonora - The planned Columbine style massacre, on steroids, was averted by the actions of a few students. Their actions saved lives.
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